Notes, Bookmarks, Highlights, Sharing, and Verse Images

Updated 20/9/21 by Brannon Golden

Notes

When reading or listening to a passage gives you ideas or feelings, Notes are a great way to journal, connected directly to a specific Bible text. You can keep your thoughts private, just for your own use (this is the default), or share them so Friends can see them.

Add a Note

Android, iOS, Bible.com:

  1. Select the Read tab, if it isn’t already.
  2. Locate the Bible verse(s) where you want to add a Note.
  3. Select each Bible verse you want associated with your Note. Dotted underlines appear underneath each verse you select. A list of options displays, with Highlight colors beneath that.
  4. Select Note from the options.
    Notes are Private by default. You can also make your Note visible to Friends, or visible to anyone (Public).
    Bible.com:
    You can also mark a Note as Draft.
    Android, iOS:
    You can connect additional verses to your Note.
    You can add a Highlight color to mark any verses associated with your Note. Swipe left for more colors. To choose a custom color, swipe to ⋯ and select it.
  5. Bottom: Select the text field, and type the contents of your Note.
  6. Top right: Select Save to keep your Note.
    OR
    Top: Select ← (Android) or Cancel (iOS) or X (Bible.com) to return to the Bible reader without saving.
    In the Bible Reader, you'll see Notes indicated as a box around the verse number. Select the box to open the Note.

View Your Notes

In the Bible Reader, Notes display as a box around the verse number. Anytime you see one of these boxes, you can select the box to open that Note. The procedures below let you view all your Notes in one convenient list.

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Notes. All your Notes are listed, from newest to oldest.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Notes. All your Notes are listed, from newest to oldest.

Edit a Note

Notes are not editable on Bible.com.

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Notes.
  2. Locate the Note you want to change.
  3. At the bottom right corner of the Note card, select  (Android) or  (iOS), then Edit.
  4. Make any changes you want:
    1. Top: Select whether you want your Note to be Private, visible to Friends, or visible to anyone (Public).
      You can connect additional verses with your Note, and even select a Highlight color to mark any verses associated with it.
    2. Bottom: Select the text field to change the contents of your Note.
  5. Top right: Select Save to keep your Note.
    OR
    Top left: Select Cancel to return to the Bible reader without saving.

Delete a Note

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Notes.
  2. Locate the Note you want to remove.
  3. At the bottom right corner of the Note card, select  (Android) or  (iOS), then Delete.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Notes.
  2. Locate the Note you want to remove.
  3. At the bottom right of the Note you want to remove, select More, then Delete.

Highlights

When a Bible passage speaks to you, Highlighting is a great way to remind yourself of its significance. Highlighting marks Bible verses with color, making them stand out from the surrounding text, which helps you easily spot them again later.

Highlight a Bible Passage

  1. Select the Read tab, if it isn’t already selected.
  2. Locate the Bible verse(s) you want to Highlight.
  3. Select each verse you want to Highlight, by tapping on it (Android, iOS), or by clicking somewhere in it (Bible.com). Dotted underlines appear underneath each verse you select. A list of options displays, with Highlight colors beneath that.
  4. Select the color you want for your Highlight.
    Swipe left for more colors. To choose a custom color, swipe to ⋯ and select it.

View Your Highlights

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Highlights. All your Highlights are listed, from newest to oldest.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Highlights. All your Notes are listed, from newest to oldest.

Change a Highlight to a Different Color

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), then Highlights.
  2. Locate the Highlight whose color you want to change.
  3. At the bottom right of the Highlight you want to change, select  (Android) or  (iOS), then Edit.
  4. Bottom: Select the new color you want for your Highlight.
    Swipe left for more colors. To choose a custom color, swipe to ⋯ and select it.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Highlights.
  2. Locate the Highlight you want to change.
  3. At the bottom right of the Highlight you want to change, select More, Read in Bible.
  4. At the bottom right of the passage in the Reader, select , Read Full Chapter.
  5. Locate the Highlight you want to change, and select it.
  6. Bottom: Select the new color you want for your Highlight.
    Swipe left for more colors. To choose a custom color, swipe to ⋯ and select it.
    You can also change a Highlight directly from the Bible text where you see it. Simply select any Highlighted verse(s), then select the color you want.

Remove a Highlight

Removing a Highlight does not delete the verse(s). It simply removes the Highlight color.

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), then Highlights.
  2. Locate the Highlight you want to remove.
  3. At the bottom right of the Highlight you want to remove, select  (Android) or  (iOS), then Delete.
You can also remove a Highlight directly from the Bible text where you see it. Simply select the Highlighted verse(s), then select the current Highlight color that has an X in the middle.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Highlights.
  2. Locate the Highlight you want to remove.
  3. At the bottom right of the Highlight you want to remove, select More, then Delete.
You can also remove a Highlight directly from the Bible text where you see it. Simply select the Highlighted verse(s), then select the current Highlight color that has an X in the middle.

Bookmarks

When you discover a Bible passage you know you’ll want to return to again and again, mark it with a Bookmark. And, because Bookmarks let you add labels, they’re a great way to organize passages into categories for specific purposes, such as verses you want to memorize, verses you want to have handy for a Bible study meeting, saving passages used in a sermon that you’re listening to, etc.

When you Bookmark a passage, it is only Bookmarked in the Bible version you currently have selected.

Bookmark a Bible Passage

  1. Select the Read tab, if it isn’t already selected.
  2. Locate the Bible verse(s) you want to Bookmark.
  3. Select each Verse you want to Bookmark, by tapping on it (Android, iOS), or by clicking somewhere in it (Bible.com). Dotted underlines appear underneath each verse you select. A list of options displays, with Highlight colors beneath that.
  4. Swipe left, and select Bookmark from the options menu.
    Optional:
    1. Select a Highlight color for the verse(s) you’re Bookmarking.
      Bible.com:
      Bottom right: Select Add Color.
      Swipe left for more colors. To choose a custom color, swipe to ⋯ and select it.
    2. Select the Title field, and type a Title for your Bookmark.
    3. Select Labels (Android, iOS) or Add Labels (Bible.com).
      You can assign multiple Labels to a Bookmark.
      Android, iOS:
      1. Start typing. If you have existing Labels, they will display, and you can select one.
        OR
        Type a new Label for your Bookmark, then select +.
        Top right: Select History to see a list of your recently used Labels.
        Select the red − to remove a Label.
      2. When you have finished adding Labels, select ← (Android) or Back (iOS).
       
      Bible.com:
      1. Select + to choose from your existing Labels.
        OR
        Type a new Label and press Enter.
  5. Top right: Select Save to keep your Bookmark.
    OR
    Top: Select Cancel (Android, iOS) or X (Bible.com) to return to the Bible reader without saving.

View Your Bookmarks

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Bookmarks. All your Notes are listed, from newest to oldest.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Bookmarks. All your Bookmarks are listed, from newest to oldest.

Edit a Bookmark

Bookmarks are not editable on Bible.com.

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), then Bookmarks.
  2. Locate the Bookmark you want to change.
  3. At the bottom right of the Bookmark you want to change, select  (Android) or  (iOS), then Edit.
    Optional:
    1. Select a Highlight color for the verse(s) you’re Bookmarking, or to change the Highlight to a different color. To remove a Highlight color from your Bookmark, select the current color that has an X in the middle.
      Swipe left for more colors. To choose a custom color, swipe to the ⋯ and select it.
    2. Select the Title field to change the Title for your Bookmark.
    3. Select Labels to add or change the Label for your Bookmark:
      You can assign multiple Labels to a Bookmark.
      1. Select one of your existing Labels for this Bookmark.
        OR
        Type a new Label for your Bookmark, then select +.
        Top right: Select History to see a list of your recently used Labels.
        Select the red − to remove a Label.
    4. When you have finished adding and removing labels, select ← (Android) or Back (iOS).
  4. Top right: Select Save to keep your changes.
    OR
    Top left: Select ← (Android) or Cancel (iOS) to return to the Bible reader without saving.

Delete a Bookmark

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Bookmark.
  2. Locate the Bookmark you want to remove.
  3. At the bottom right of the Bookmark card, select  (Android) or (iOS), then Delete.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Bookmarks.
  2. Locate the Bookmark you want to remove.
  3. At the bottom right of the Bookmark you want to remove, select More, then Delete.

Share a Bible Passage

When a Bible passage speaks to you, consider sharing it on social media or sending it to a friend.

Android, iOS, Bible.com:

  1. Select the Read tab, if it isn’t already.
  2. Locate the Bible verse(s) you want to share.
  3. Select each Bible verse you want to share. Dotted underlines appear underneath each verse you select. A list of options displays.
  4. Select Share from the options.
    Bible.com:
    If you would rather just copy and paste the verse(s) to another app or tab, select Copy instead.
  5. Follow the prompts on your device to select how you want to share (SMS, social media, email, etc.).

Verse Images

When God’s Word touches your heart, capture the moment with a Verse Image. A Verse Image is simply Bible text placed on top of a picture. Verse Images are easy to make, and fun to share.

Bible.com does not offer tools for creating images. To create a Verse Image using your computer, you can copy and paste Bible text into an image editing app.

Create a Verse Image

Android, iOS:

  1. Select the Read tab, if it isn’t already.
  2. Locate the Bible verse(s) you want to turn into an image.
    Keep in mind: the more verse(s) you select, the smaller the text will be in your final image.
  3. Select each Bible verse you want in your image. Dotted underlines appear underneath each verse you select. A list of options displays.
  4. Select Image from the options.
  5. For the background of your image:
    Select a picture from your camera roll (the first square, with the mountain icon).
    OR
    Select one of the stock images.
  6. Bottom: Adjust the settings to make your Verse Image look the way you want:
    1. Select a Font.
    2. Adjust the Font Size and Spacing.
    3. Select the Shape for your Verse Image.
    4. Adjust the Opacity of the Bible text.
    5. Adjust the Blur and Brightness of the background.
    Tap once inside the text to edit it. Tap anywhere on the background to stop text edit mode.
    Long-press anywhere on the text to adjust the alignment or width of the text box.
  7. Top right: Select Save to keep your Verse Image.
    To share your Verse Image on social media or send it to a friend, select Share and follow the prompts.
    OR
    Top: Select ← (Android) or Cancel (iOS) or to return to the Bible reader without saving.

View Your Verse Images

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Verse Images. All your Verse Images are listed, from newest to oldest.

Bible.com:

  1. Top right: Select your Profile Picture or First Initial, then Verse Images. All your Verse Images are listed, from newest to oldest.

Share a Verse Image

Bible.com does not offer a way to share Verse Images.

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Images.
  2. Locate the Verse Image you want to share.
  3. At the bottom right of the Verse Image card, select  (Android) or (iOS), then Share.
  4. Follow the prompts on your device to select how you want to share (SMS, social media, email, etc.).

Delete a Verse Image

Verse Images cannot be deleted at Bible.com.

Android, iOS:

  1. Bottom right: Select ≡ (More), Images.
  2. Locate the Verse Image you want to remove.
  3. At the bottom right of the Verse Image card, select  (Android) or (iOS), then Delete.


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